Body Weight Exercises You can Do at Home
50% of your muscle mass is located below the hips so Squatting is a very effective exercise to build strength in the biggest muscles of the body. Imagine you are sitting in a chair that is a little bit too far away perform 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
Can be performed while travelling or on the spot. Another great exercise for toning and shaping the lower body and boosting your metabolism (3 sets of 15 reps on each leg).
On your knees or on your toes work the chest, shoulders and core muscles. As you improve in strength challenge yourself by doing as many pushups on your toes as you can. (3 set of 12)
Whilst it is not possible to spot reduce it is possible to strengthen and tone a certain area to improve your posture. The Plank can be performed on the knees or on the toes ensure your back is flat and you are drawing the belly in to the spine. Aim for 3 sets of 60 second holds.
Everyone’s least favourite exercise because it is hard. Burpee’s increase your heart rate because it involves working both the upper and the lower body together. So if you want to kick start your metabolism aim for 3 sets of 10.
Can be done virtually anywhere all you need is a skipping rope a flat surface and a good pair of trainers. Aim for 3 sets of 100 skips.